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# Bytes and Dollars

Explain how the following equation is true.

byte = dollar

byte = dollar

### Answer

Both are equal to 8 bits. There are 8 bits in a computer byte; a bit is equal to 12.5 cents, or 8 bits to a dollar (hence, the term "pieces of eight").Hide Answer Show Answer

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And the cheer, "Two bits, four bits, six bits a dollar. All for our team, stand up and holler."

Cnmne very good teaser. Fun and educational.

good job nad yes u corrected my teaser an interesting book

never heard of 8 bits to a dollar.

I know that a byte has eight bits, but I've never heard of a bit being 12.5 cents before.

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